Scissors, Surgical, Intestine
Definition : Surgical scissors designed to cut tissue from the intestine (bowels). These scissors are typically handheld, manual instruments with two metallic (e.g., stainless steel), straight or angled blades with long blunt tips that slide past each other (i.e., shearing action), and a long shank attached to handles with the proximal end conformed as a ring to facilitate holding and operating with the fingers; both parts are joined by a swivel pin in the center. Intestinal surgery scissors are mainly used in surgical procedures for partial resection of the bowels after appropriate suture and/or in procedures intended to provide surgical openings of the intestines through the abdominal wall (i.e., enterotomy).
Entry Terms : "Bowel Surgery Scissors" , "Intestinal Surgery Scissors" , "Jacobson Spring Handled Scissors" , "Jacobson Bayonet Scissors"
UMDC code : 22995